Chapter 1, M1.2 Exam Review/quiz

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Psychology Quizzes & Trivia

Section 1. 2, Pg. 14-20, Psychology Exam 1: Quiz Review. This is the second section that explains various psychology jobs and a brief history about diversity in psychology.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Define: Basic Research.Some psychologists conduct Basic Research, that seeks to expand our understanding of psychological phenomena.What are the reasons for doing such a task?
    • A. 

      It is an attempt at acquiring specific information, that is linked to the details they are investigating.

    • B. 

      This is research that is probably not useful except for a specific reason or purpose that only the psychologist can understand.

    • C. 

      This is an activity that psychologists preform to gain information on specific things in relation to their profession and studies.

    • D. 

      This is research focused on acquiring knowledge even if such knowledge has no direct practical application.

  • 2. 
    Applied Research.
    • A. 

      Usually research that is important in what it is suppose to find, especially since it usually provides great details and information about issues.

    • B. 

      Research that attempts to find solutions to specific problems.

    • C. 

      This is an area of studying, that is attempts to acquire information which could provide valuable end results and possible breakthroughs.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

    • E. 

      Answers A, B, C.

  • 3. 
    Basic Research Psychologists are typically employed at or working for a specific institution or agency.
    • A. 

      Colleges and Universities.

    • B. 

      Government agencies.

    • C. 

      Private corporations.

    • D. 

      Answers A and B.

    • E. 

      None of the above.

  • 4. 
    All psychologists study behavior and the mental processes in different ways, different settings, and from different perspectives. Among the various fields of specialty what are some professions listed below?
    • A. 

      Experimental Psychology.

    • B. 

      Clinical Psychology.

    • C. 

      Social Psychology.

    • D. 

      All are fields that are considered specialty psychologists

    • E. 

      These are not actually special professional psychologies.

  • 5. 
    There is one Doctoral Degree that's the most commonly awarded degree, after required completion of certain graduate coursework.
    • A. 

      (Ph.D) Doctor of Philosophy.

    • B. 

      Doctorate in Social Psychology.

    • C. 

      Doctorate in Experimental Psychology.

    • D. 

      Doctorate in Comparative Psychology.

    • E. 

      Doctorate in any of the above.

  • 6. 
    Among the various professions that psychologists are currently employed with, which is the one that has the highest employment percentage, (52.7%)
    • A. 

      Clinical psychology.

    • B. 

      Experimental psychology.

    • C. 

      Other psychology.

    • D. 

      Counseling psychology.

    • E. 

      Health psychology.

  • 7. 
    • A. 

      They are psychologists who apply experimental methods to study behavior. They study things like, learning, sensation, perception and cognition.

    • B. 

      They seek to understand animal behavior for its own sake and possibly for what it might teach us about human behavior.

    • C. 

      They evaluate and treat people with psychological disorders, such as depression and anxiety disorders.

    • D. 

      They gather work for businesses in order to evaluate specific details that concern the labor.

  • 8. 
    Comparative psychologists have specific areas of expertise. What are the areas that accurately describe these expertise.
    • A. 

      They are special psychologists that can be employed and applied into many different fields within a broader view of psychology.

    • B. 

      These are the types of psychologists that observe human interaction with domesticated animals and provide studies and information on the behaviors that are developed.

    • C. 

      These psychologist seek to understand animal behavior for their own sake and possibly for what it might teach us about human behavior.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 9. 
     Explain Physiological psychologists, and what characteristics they have that defines them as an independent science and profession.
    • A. 

      These psychologists focus on the biological underpinning of behavior. These professionals usually study the bases of behavior.

    • B. 

      These psychologist evaluate and treat people with psychological disorders. They have a more comprehensive profession allowing greater power in helping people with many psychological problems.

    • C. 

      This profession is mostly centered around biology and the behaviors that people express. These psychologists study the changes and elements of behavior in various patients with different issues.

    • D. 

      Physiological psychologists have specific credentials that allow them almost any position/level, in any scientific establishment.

    • E. 

      All of the answers above are correct responses.

  • 10. 
    Psychiatrists "medical doctors" have to complete residency training in the medical specialty field of psychiatry.  In contrast what are differences between psychiatrists and psychologists?
    • A. 

      A psychiatrist can prescribe medication which a psychologist cannot.

    • B. 

      Psychiatrists have to complete special medical school residency, training in order to be accredited psychiatrists.

    • C. 

      Psychologists on a medical-professional level are identical in practices with psychologists.

    • D. 

      Answer A and B are correct.

    • E. 

      None of them are correct.

  • 11. 
     These are special psychologists who evaluate and assist children, with learning problems, or other special needs. They can help children academically, emotionally, and behaviorally, They can also evaluate placement, appoint special programs, and facilitate special educational needs.What is the name of this psychologist?
    • A. 

      School Psychologist

    • B. 

      Counseling Psychologist

    • C. 

      Social Psychologist

    • D. 

      Developmental Psychologist

    • E. 

      Adolescence Psychologist

  • 12. 
    These psychologists are there to administer help, with intelligence and education procedures that will aid with higher academic success. These professionals can develop tests to measure intelligence as a means of study. They can also develop educational programs to help the student learn, and to reaching their maximum academic potential.
    • A. 

      Educational Psychologist

    • B. 

      School Psychologist

    • C. 

      Developmental Psychologist

    • D. 

      Academic Psychologist

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 13. 
    Developmental psychologists are known for studying specific aspects about people. These aspects are what build the image and define the profession.
    • A. 

      These are psychologists that are centered on studying the aging processes and the behavior that changes with age.

    • B. 

      Psychologist who study what time does to influence behavior and humans in daily life. They look for clues and answers to questions people have not found answers to.

    • C. 

      These are psychologist who focus on processes involving physical, cognitive, social, and personality development, throughout life.

    • D. 

      These are psychologists who specialize in exploring the observable problems dealing with daily human actions. Then develop a theory or plan that can change these problems.

    • E. 

      None of the above.